Camperdown and District Historical Society Inc. Preserving and promoting Camperdown & district history.

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A Virtual Feast! music, dancing, concerts, in conversation with...

The Camperdown Robert Burns Festival is set to launch its virtual festival on Saturday the 4th of July with ‘Live Concerts’ streaming on Facebook and Instagram along with new website content.

CDHS volunteers have provided their story of collaboration with the festival and lecture series previews come from Ruth Pullin, David Jellie & Andrew Lemon whose topics range from ‘von Guérard and the Scots of the Western District’, ‘The legacy of Camperdown district Scots and the Manifolds to Australian horse racing’ and ‘The legacy of Scottish Engineers, Telford and McAdam, to Australia’s roads’.

Going live from Saturday July 4th – #RBSF2020 #Camperdownburnsfestival
Website: https://camperdownburnsfestival.com.au/  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertBurnsFestival/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camperdownburnsfestival/?hl=en

ARRANGEMENTS FOR CAMPERDOWN HERITAGE CENTRE

Camperdown Heritage Centre will reopen from Tuesday 7th July, 2020.

COVID-19 Risk Management Guidelines for Visitors

AIM to minimize the risk of exposure of our Heritage Centre visitors and volunteers to COVID-19.

OPENING TIMES for visitors to remain unchanged 
(Tuesdays and first Sunday of the month, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm).

VISITORS MUST
hand sanitize before entry
upon entry register their names, phone numbers and time of visit
adhere to social distancing rules
follow directions from volunteer managers
*we have a limit of 20 in the building

RESEARCH REQUESTS
must still be made online, or by completing a research request form at the Heritage Centre. “Do it yourself” or assisted research will not be permitted on visitor open days. Our volunteers can assist with research requests on your behalf on their delegated access day (separate from our visitors day to minimise risk). Click on “Research Facilities” and fill in the relevant form. We will do our best to help.

EXHIBITS & EQUIPMENT USE
visitors will not be permitted to use Heritage Centre equipment and handling of exhibits will only be permitted with gloved hands (disposable gloves supplied), supervised.

PRE-BOOKED GROUP VISITS
must be on days other than routine visitor open days and days reserved for volunteers.

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT IF:
you are feeling unwell, particularly if you have a cold or flu like symptoms. AND/OR
within the last 14 days, you have been in contact with someone who is known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19, or you have travelled overseas. AND/OR
you are undergoing testing for COVID-19

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Please note  our Heritage Centre, 241  Manifold Street Camperdown, will reopen from Tuesday 7th July, 2020 with the guidelines listed on our home page. Need research assistance? Click on “Research Facilities” and fill in the relevant form. We will do our best to help.

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Camperdown

Located in South West Victoria, Australia

Camperdown (pop. 3500)
is nestled in a picturesque volcanic landscape
and has many fine historic buildings.

The district has a fascinating history of
Aboriginal and European settlement.

Camperdown is famous for its Clock Tower
and beautiful Avenue of Elms.

Guided tours
 of our heritage centre,
historic Camperdown and district,
by arrangement.

To view historic photographs
of our district click here.

Activities (to be resumed when possible, as per health notices above).
Our Society members meet at least every second month at times and venues to best suit the occasion.

Our meetings feature some excellent guest speakers.

Regular field trips are held, sometimes to places rarely open to the general public.

Our Society also runs a ‘Heritage Centre’, featuring a museum and excellent research facilities.

Visitors are most welcome.

Events & Membership
To find out about coming events click here.
Interested in membership? For further information and membership application form click here.

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Events & Membership
To find out about coming events click here.
Interested in membership? For further information and membership application form click here.

To view the documents that are linked to this site you may need to install Adobe Reader PDF Reader – Free download.